[infographic] The Millennial Teenager

by admin May 10, 2012   Blog

How is youth ministry changing?

Honestly, youth ministry is going to change.  Youth Ministry has changed in the last 10 years and will continue to change.  I think youth ministry will change the most in the years to come because of a generation growing up online.  There has been some awesome discussion at Doug Fields blog, and Walt Muellers blog.  Please read those before reading the infographic and jumping into the conversation.  

Here is the question I want you to answer.  How do you see youth ministry reaching this millennial generation who have been raised as “digital natives”? 

 

  • Annafab

    I just wanted to clarify how “public” kids can make their profile on Facebook. Even though their options as minors says “public”, the most public they can share things is with “friends of friends”. 
     ( https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=197437713652609#How-does-the-Public-setting-work-for-minors? )   That still makes their stuff open to a lot of people they don’t know but it’s not as public as it could be. Additionally, their Facebook profiles cannot be found in public search listings like Google and Bing. (
    https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=212341768796502#Why-is-my-public-search-listing-not-showing-up-in-search? ) There’s a lot more information on how privacy settings work for minors in Facebook’s help center.

    Although this is helpful, it won’t make a difference if kids are lying about their age, which is a whole different issue. Also, all parents should get their kids to set their maximum privacy settings to “friends”. (Really, almost everyone should have their maximum setting as “Friends”.)

  • Hey Anna, Thanks for the comment.  I think you just gave me an idea for a future post.  I do agree that a lot of teenagers profiles are too open.  Privacy settings need to be in place to protect teenagers.  I think we are apart of this process.  


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